Eat Clean, Drink Clean. Day 3- Comfort Food

“Momma said there’d be days like this.”- Shirelles

Today was one of those days…..My morning started off fabulously with my Pilates Pro classes and Private  Clients and then taking amazing Pilates Pro and Barre Pro classes at the studio where I work. But after that, there were just a few things that came up that made me want to hibernate for the day. However, as I sit here and type, JB is making a fabulous dinner, my comfies are on, and my feet are up so, it’s done a 180! Recipe to come, stay tuned!

When bad days come all I want is some comfort food by means of pizza or pasta, a glass of wine, and a classic ’80’s movie. Unfortunately, I had too many things to do today to curl up on the couch. As you’ll see below I didn’t even have Meal One until 1:30pm. When I finally sat down to eat I took my yearning for comfort food and turned into some healthy tapas followed by a healthy happy hour date at Hog Island Oyster Company in the San Francisco Ferry Building. Writing and recording the food and activity I was doing for the day really helped me stay on track for this 7 day Eat Clean, Drink Clean project.

Comfort food refers to foods that people eat for psychological comfort. The foods are usually sugary, creamy, or cheesy, and high in fat and calories. Most comfort foods we crave are connected to a happy memory or emotion. The trick is to make comfort food healthier. Use more vegetables in your pasta or on your pizza, use lower fat milk in your baked goods, choose whole wheat when possible, etc. Another important thing to remember is to watch your portion size. Some research states that as little as 4 bites of food can send pleasure signals to your brain. Savor your food, pay attention to what you are eating, don’t get distracted by TV or reading. A workout, a walk, yoga, and meditation are also great ways to reduce stress or great ways to burn a few calories if you did indulge.

Eat Clean, Drink Clean Day 3 Happenings……

I started the morning with a cup of coffee and a full glass of water.

Workout 1- Pilates Pro 55 minutes- 1 bottle of water

Workout 2- Barre Pro- 30 minutes- half bottle of water

Meal 1, 1:30pm– 1 Whole wheat pita bread cut in slices, 2 tablespoons of hummus, cherry tomatoes, and roasted garlic. Two glasses of water.

Meal 2, 4:00pm– 2 cups of lettuce with 1/4 cup of beets, daikon, green onions, and radishes and a vinegar and oil dressing, glass of champagne. 2 glasses of water.

Meal 3, 7:00pm- 1 cups of J.B.’s Rainy Day Risotto– Recipe coming soon! 2 glasses of red wine. 2 glasses of water.

At the end of the day I had 30 points, 4 points over my 26 allotted Weight Watchers points. However, I earned 5 points for my workouts so luckily I’m still 1 point in the positive for the day 🙂

In Health and Grace,

Tricia

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